So we got home and tried to think of what to do. The first idea was to try and spend a week being veggie. All was pretty good there. Sarah barely noticed, I started looking at dogs a bit oddly but made it through.
Next up was plastic bags, a whole week without using any! I was superb, Sarah failed on day one and pretty much every day after. Then again I don't do much shopping and my local chinese takeaway does paper bags.
The next week we decided to try and look at electricity. This is quite an weird one as the facts out there are pretty scary. Did you know that:
1. Your phone charger still uses as much electricity whether your phone is plugged in or not?
2. The digital clock on your microwave uses as much power as using the microwave on full power all day every day?
3. Your TV, stereo, dvd, laptop etc, use as much as 80% of their total power while on stand by?
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much electricity being used when it isn't needed it is shameful!
I'm still learning about all this, but hope to be able to back this up with more facts and stats soon. (Did you know that you can prove 83% of things with statistics?)
We'll be rolling out some of these challenges in the coming months...
This weeks challenge is a beginners level one, but important nonetheless, RECYCLING!
Recycling is fairly easy, but is so easy to forget. Plus there is so little information on exactly what to recycle. What do you do with lightbulbs for example?
So, this week, try to recycle as much as possible!